THE OCEAN SLIDING-SCALE AWARD. A REDUCTION OF 24- PER CEXT. On Friday evening an announcement was posted up at the Ocean Collieries, llhondda galley, stating that the wages for the ensuing three months would be reduced sixpence in the pound. The intelligence was naturally received with some amount of dissatisfaction, but still it :3 generally felt that the reduction will give an impetus to the slight revival of trade which has already n aniiested itself.
Mardj Colliery Explosion Belief Fund. At a meet hi g of the committee of this fund was held at the Maidy Hotel, Mardy, on Saturday, Sir William Thomas Lewis in the chair. there were present Mr W. Thomas (Brynawen. Mr Tylor, Mr Lnsty, Mr Simons, Dr. Parry, Mr Evan O;ven, Mr Campbell, Mr Davies (Mardy Hotel), Gwuym Our- wen, Mr Thomas Williams, and the members oi the local committee at Marcy. Subscriptions amount- ing to £ 4,200 were announced, and the committee expressed a hope that this amount would be con- siderably au- mented. A committee, consisting of some of the most prominent persona in the disinc^j with a number of workmen, was appointed to ad- minister the fund.
The New Merthyr Stipendiary, M r Walter Meyriols North, barrisfer. of the South Wales and Chester Circuits, waa, on Friday moiu- ng, sworn in before Mr Justice Denman and Mr Justice Grantham, sitting in the Lord Chief Justice a Court at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, as Stipendiary Magistrate fcr Merthyr Tydit and 4isiriot.
A BITTER SECRET. BY TBE AUTHOR OF "A VAIN TRIUMPH," "THE HIGHEST lllUUER," I-TWENTY STRAWS," ETC. CHAPTER I.-Continued. Hardly, my dear, few men suffer from that com- plaint, and no male Greville that I have ever heard of; but I should prefer him nearer ourselves. He is a guest one would like to honour and it would hardly seem kind. I think, to banish him to the other 01111 of the h'-nse." -hit as you-like, of course," she replied, little guessing of what moment to her her father's deci- sion would prove. c; But you have omitted one im- portant piece of information, papa—when does he come ? Didn't I tell you ? to-morrow evening, I believe. I shall write presently, and tell him we can receive him at once and as he particularly says lie has no- thing to detain lum in town, I have no doubt he will come at once." Lady Gwendolyn got to the door, then she came back with a very wistful air. "Papa, you are not angry with me ? she said. "No. Gwendolyn; but I am grieved and disap- pointed." You wouldn't want me to marry St. Jcho if the marriage would make me miserable ? "No, assuredly; but I don't think any woman could be miserable with St. John, for he is so brave, and yet so gentle, and has such a warm heart." "I am sure lie is all that, since you say DO but I don't want to marry, papa." Why not ? I—I think I should rather not," she stammered out. You must have some better, or, rather, stronger reason than that, child." Lady Gwendolyn hesitated for a full minute—a contession that should have been made years ago was on the tip of her tongue-a confession that would have saved her sorrow, even if it brought her shame and just at that moment it seemed to her she had the courage to speak; but whilst she hesi- tated the butler came to say that Mr. Lawrence, the steward, was waiting to speak to his lordship, and the Earl said gently, "Hun away now, my dear. We will finish our discussion another time." And so the opportunity was lost; and Lady Gwendolyn went back to her pretty morning-room with the load still on her conscience, hut wishing with all her strength she were rid of it, though never again might she feel as if it were possible to confide in the Earl. CHAPTER II. Lord Yoxford was quite excited the next day, for he had a sincere regard for St. John, and longed to see him again. He had not been able to go to the station to meet him. on account of visitors; but he MVIS waiting in the drawing-room with Lady Gwen- dolyn; and every five minutes he walked to the window, and strained his eyes down the avenue for a glimpse of the carriage. •' The train must be late," lie said, for the third time; "he ought to be here now." And for the third time also Lady Gwendolyn clearly demonstrated the impossibility of his reach- ing the Castle before half-past five. And you gee, it is only a quarter-past now," she concluded. My dear, this clock is slow." Half a minute, perhaps." It was a quarter of an hour yesterday." Yes, but I set it by your watch just now, papa, if you remember." True, I had quite forgotten," he answered, in a penitent tone, and after this lie did keep quiet for a little while. But presently he sprang to his feet, crying out excitedly, I hear it now," and rushed downstairs. This time it was not a false alarm, fur he returned shortly with St. John, whom a quick glance showed Lady Gwendolyn to be much altered and improved; Four years before he had looked younger, perhaps. than he was; but at twenty-five, with his broad shoulders, sweeping moustache, and fine carriage, there was no appearance of the youth and imma- turity she had unconsciously despised and she felt that though she might reject she could never even affect to look down upon him again. And, indeed, observing him now with penetrating eyes, she saw the index of that force of character the old Earl had told her of, and could quite under- stand that lie would hold tenaciously to any plan lie had lonned. lioi%-ei,er, lie will find that I can be as firm as he," she said to herself, as she withdrew her hand from his warm clasp, I am willing to be friends, but nothing more." St. John was gazing on her all this while with hungry, eager eyes and it seemed to him she was more beautiful by far than she had been at seven- teen. Her face had gained in complexion without losing its exquisite freshness; her figure had rounded, whilst retaining all its old willowy grace. Altogether his eyes and his heart both yearned after her; and it required all his self-control to prevent him from showing what lie felt. But thanks to long discipline, lie was able to keep calm whilst he answered the commonplace questions she put to him concerning his journey. Ami now give St. John a cup of tea," said the Earl, who kept rubbing his hands gleefully. He must be frozen to death." You forget that I come from Russia," returned the young man, laughing. But I'll first get rid of my ultster, if you will allow me, and come back for my tea—that is a thing 1 never refuse." Gentlemen generally disapprove of intermediate meals," said Lady Gwendolyn, surprised to find herself smiling at him. "Then they don't know what is good," he re- turned. "I consider the afternoon tea-hour the pleasantest and most sociable of the day." Isn't lie handsome? inquired Lord Yoxford, as soon as St. John had distpl)eared. -,Upon my word, I never saw a finer fellow." "If he were your own son instead of only a second cousin you couldn't be prouder of him. papa," an- swered his daughter, a little disdainfully. I don't suppose I could but lie has always be- haved to me as if he were my son." "He'd be very ungrateful if lie didn't." Hush! here he comes." the Earl whispered, and drew up the most luxurious chair for the other's occupation. Now the tea." "After all, there is no place like home," St. John said, when he had drunk three cups of tea, iust for the pleasure of being served by his beautiful kins- woman. "They certainly understand pleasure abroad, but they don't understand comfort. I haven't seen anything like this," glancing compla- ceiitly about him, for four years." •' You should have come back to us sooner, "Lord Yoxford observed. 'N o. I think I did well to stay away," St. John replied, and Lady Gwendolyn was angry with her- self that she could not help colouring, thus showing iii..j she was conscious of his reason for remaining abroad. Lady Gwendolyn had intended, as we know, to be very eo!d and distant to St. John Greville, and show him plainly that there was no chance for him if he renewed his suit: but although her resolution did not change one whit, she found it impossible to he ungracious to him. for they were thrown so much together, and he was such charming com- pany. she began to fancy sometimes she aim- liked him. The Earl took care never to join them in the morning, pleading always business and so they rode, or walked "r skated in the lake in the park and St. John found the hours pass only too quickly. In the afternoon he drove round to the different farms with Lord Yoxford: but lie was considerate enough always to remind the old Earl that it was bad for him to be out after dark, so that ic was never missing at Lady Gwendolyn's tea iour. At last, it grew perilously pleasant to see him 'here: and she would smile at him so sweetly, no wonder he began to hope a little. For a fortnight lie constrained himself to silence, although the effort cost him many sleepless hours but one afternoon, when they were returning from the village, where they had been to bee a sick protegee of Lady G wen- iolyn's, the softness of her face and manners gave him courage to say, "Do you know what I have been wondering, Gwendoline? No." turning to him with now is it tnat you are kinrf to every one in the world except ? I thought I was kind to you," she answered, with an embarrassed air. "Ina sense you are; but don't you think I see where the difference lies ? i- What difference ? she asked, just to gain time. Between your conduct to me and to others. I would give my life for one of those affectionate looks lavished upon the poor girl yonder." Mary Dale and 1 were little children together her father worked on the estate; and as soon as she was old enough I had her instructed, and took her as my maid. She served me faithfully until her health broke down, and now I naturally feel ? ssrtain attachment for her. Besides, her patienc its wonderful. She has to face death daily, for slit knows no earthly power can save her, but she never flinches and not once have I heard a murmur pass her lips, I look upon my visits to her as a great help, for they teach me to bear my own troubles with resignation. I. Your own troubles!" he repeated, looking at her curiously and searchingly. I should not think there was anyone in the whole world more fortunate than yourself." No ? she answered in a smothered Voice, her face averted as she spoke; "but then, 'the heart knoweth its own bitterness.' I don't suppose there is a single person living who is quite free from trouble." ••Yon mean small worries or difficulties, I pre- sume ? Involuntarily she turned his way, and there was a strangely pathetic expression in her large brown eyes as she replied: I suppose the size of one's troubles depends a good deal upon one's capacity for suffering, does it not ? Papa always says 1 am a sensitive plant, and quiver at the least touch." Still, what should touch you, sheltered as you are, Gwendolyn ? Nothing,' of course," she responded lightly. Look at that belt of fir trees yonder, with the frozen snow hanging from them, like bunches of white fruit; doesn't it look fairy-like in the sun- shine ? Very," returned St. John, but without moving his eyes from her face, which interested him far more than the finest landscape. But you have puzzled me exceedingly, Gwendolyn I thcughtyou so happy." Did I say I was unhappy? "Not exactly; but you spoke of your troubles, when I never dreamt you could have any." Her head drooped, and she walked on silently by his side, neither affirming nor denying. He was very pale, and every now and then he got his mous- tache between his teeth, and chewed it fiercely, as R relief to his feelings. But it was some time before he spoke, been use he would speak calmly, and then he said, A girl's troubles are only of one kind. Did you mean me to infer, Gwendolyn, that you cared for some one ? Lady Gwendolyn coloured vividly. A week ago even she would have answered him without hesita- tion in the negative; but the last few days she had been conscious of a strange tremulous feeling of joy and pain intermingled, which felt like the dawning of a great passion and, therefore, she dared not say no to his question, though for all the world she would not have said yes. She had no other re- source then, but to equivocate, and thus defend her secret. "What do yon know of a girl's troubles?" she asked gaily. You are not the father of an interest- ing family of daughters." "I doubt if I should understand them any better it I were. Your sex have a wonderful art for cen- sealing their feelings." "You wouldn't have us wear our hearts on our sleeves for daws to peck at,' surely." Better that than deception, it seems to me." What do you call deception?" she asked, with an einbarrtsse(I air. We have all a right to our own secrets; and it is mere impertinence of other people to pry into them." That is not whitt I mean, of course. But to live a lie is surely as bad as telling a lie." '• Will you explain what you mean by living a lie ?" she inquired coldly. If 1 living a lie' is to 11 hide circumstances in your life which are of no in- terest or importance to others, but which it would pain you to have discussed by outsiders, a great many do it; and, for my part, I respect them for their reserve. It is only weak people who publish their troubles, and call out for sympathy." "Living a lie is to make your friends believe of you that which is not true, and is quite apart from the: proper reticence which every one respects. Gwendolyn. We have all a rigilt to be silent; but we have none of us a right to mislead." I "To what do I owe this moral treatise on decep- tion ?" she said, trying to speak lightly. "I have not deceived you in any way, have I ?" "I don't know, Gwendolyn; but if you have it will be very cruel." She seemed to struggle with herself for a minute, and then she said, gravely and impressively, "My great desire has been, St. John, neither to deceive nor to mislead you in the smallest degree. When my father told me that you were coming here, and that your feelings for me were still unchanged, I begged him most earnestly to tell you to stay away, fearing you would misunderstand me. He promised to make this impossible and, therefore, I could only think it was all right, could I?" Lord Yoxford did not tell me that when he wrote but he gave me to understand the evening Of my arrival that you did not wish to marry." •• Then do you mean that I have behaved in a way since to disprove the words I authorised him to speak ?" No; and yet even at the risk of being taken for a coxcomb, I must say I have fancied just of late, Gwendolyn, that your manner had changed a little towards me." "Then why do you accuse me of being unkind to you, St. John ?" Because I want so much more than I hava obtained, that is all: and when I see others more favoured than myself; I am seized with jealousy." You need not grudge poor Mary Dale her small privileges, St. John," replied Lady Gwendolyn, she has such a little while to live." Don't you suppose if you gave me my choice between a long life without you and short one with you, I should hesitate to choose the latter ?" You would be very foolish. How could yoip tell that you would not regret your bargain after- wards?" I would gladly run that risk, Gwendolyn. Not that there would be any risk, for I should not have loved you so long without being sure of my own feelings." It is your nature to hold fast to any idea you have in your head. Papa was saying so a little while ago, aud admiring your indomitable will." Well, it has served me in good stead. I never yet desired a thing, and bent all my will to the obtaining of it, that I did not get my way ia the end." Except me." "Except you. But then you are not married, Gwendolyn and therefore I need not give up hope yet. Indeed, if it had come to the eve of your wedding-day with another man, I should not abso- lutely despair." "You must be of a very sanguine disposition, then." Not exactly but I have faith in myself, and I am persistent. The whole world belongs to those who know how to wait." "Sometimes, but not always, St. John and it is right I should tell you plainly that even supposing I learnt to love you, I could never be your wife," What is the impediment ?" The impediment is in my own feelings." Now; but if you loved me ?" "It would be just the same." Gwendolyn, will you answer me one question frankly ?" "I don't know," and she gave him a scared glance. (T0 It Continued).
HINTS FOH, THE HOME. CHOCOLATE CREAMS.—One large cup of granulated sugar and one-fourth cup of milk and cream. Mix together and boil four minutes. Stir occasionally until cool enough to shape into moulds with the fingers, and place on a buttered p tper. Have ready one-fourth cake of chocolate melted over boiling water, dip the moulds In the chocolate, remove with a fork, and place upon buttered paper. Flavour with vinilla, which must be put into the cream, not the chocolate. To ENGH.WK EGG SHELLS.—Trace the writing or de- sign on the shell with thin varnish or melted wax, using a common pen then immerse the egg for a few minutes in vmegar or dilute acetic acid. A few ex- pel iments will determine the proper time, depending on the strength of the acid employed. Then wash the egg in water, and remove thti tracing. Wax will rub off, and varuish will come off with alcohol. The result will be a most beautiful and delicate relief of the de- sired pattern. If varnish be used,a coloured back- ground can be produced by dyeing the egg before ap- plying the alcohol. Wash the egg before dyeing it, as the acid would injure the colour. LOOKING FOR THE Gool).-A few year% ago I was one of a small circle of ladies who were discus- sing the character of a certain man. One, then another, myself included, told of Rome fault or vice until the poor fellow was made outquite a worthless person, when one who had been silent until then, said gently, "I cannot believe him thoroughly bad when he is so good to the little children." We stood rebuked by the sweet little woman who had faith in everyone, and I learned a lesson from her which I have tried since to follow, looking for s')me good in everyone. By looking for the good in mankind our faith in human nature is strengthened and we gain truer friends, are less selfish, work more for the good of our fellows, and gain more of God's love and good- ness in our hearts while if we see only evil we loose iai th, grow suspicious and selfish, and are apt to doubt everyone, even God's goodness, and are a benefit to no one.—Detroit Free Press. To GROW HYACINTHS r\ WATKR.—To grow hyacinths in glasses is the most simple thing ima^in- able, yet let it be remembered that the roots < f all plants will, by instinct, hide themselves from all light; so whenever you purchase hyacinth glasses, which are very cheap nowadays, select dark colours, blue and red for instance*, and those of the long, narrow, or Bd2 ian pattern in preference to more elaborate styles, The hyacinth makes long, white roots, and to make them quickly before it starts into leaf growth, the bulbs, after being either potted or put into glasses, must be placed entirely in the dark tor about six weeks. Always use rain water. Fill the glasses so that the water will barely touch the bottom of the bulb. The water should be changed as often as ont-d in three weeks, using pure ram water of the same tem- perature as that you took from them. A piece of charcoal in the water will cause it to keep sweet longer. A little ammonia in the water will give the •flowers a much brighter colour. OVKHCOAT Cof,!). "-Nothing seems more "simple t-liau to adapt clothing to the weather by the addi- tion of an overcoat, light, or heavy, as the occasion lequires. It must not however be forgotten that, just in proportion as the garment superimposed upon the i ordinary clothes is effective in producing a sense of warmth, it acts by arresting the evaporation of warm vapour from the Lody. This warm vapour continues to ris ■ through the ordinary clothing; but it is prevented trom escap ng. s,ud the clothes a) obturated with it The general effect in well enough while the overcoat is kept on but the 111 nnent it is removed evapora- turn recommences, and the body is placed m a cooler constructed oil the principle adopttd when a damp t>oth is wrapped round a buiter-di-h, the vapour passing off, abstracting the heat, and leaving the contents of the cooler re- frigerated. It is op;>(,M-d to all the canons of health to allow the clothing to become saturated uitli perspiration Mid then to take off the external covering and to suffer rapid cooling by evaporation while, if it were designed to do this at the worst possible time, probably none worse could be found than when muscular exercise has been discontinued. Th<- suggestion we have to offer is that it would be far better policy to wear only one coat at a time. and to make whatever change may be necessary by removing a thm coat and ieplacing it by a thicker one when going out of doors, and the reverse when coming in. If, instead of wearing overcoats, people would wear coats of different thicknesses, according to the weather and conditions generally, they would avoid the dai gd of cooling by evaporation the gar- ments saturated with moisture would be removed, and dry off the body instead of on it.-Ilie Lancet. TINNED SOUPS. Before leaving the subject of soups, I would refer to that somewhat modern izivention-sotips pre- served in tins. To maintain that tinned soups are equal to those properly made from fresh meat wo old of course be ridiculous but the invention is most useful, and, in cases of long voyages, &c., 1111st valuable. A tin or two of soup in the house has always this advantage—it furnishes an extra dish at almost a moment's notice for an unexpected guest. I will now proceed to explain how these tinned soups may be utilised and improved, if their contents are found to be not quite what was expected. Take for instance, that most commonly oouglit soup—mock turtle. If the tin is a good one, and the weati.er not rxtrenely hot, the soup when the tin is opined will be a hard jelly. It only requires warming up but it. (Ill tasting, it appears lJllor Hnd looks thin and of a had colour, very much ran be done in a few moments to improve it, both in flavour and appearance. A table-spoonful of brown thickening or roux will render it darker and thicker, a little extract of meat or a small piece of giaze will give a better flavour, and last, but not lesst, half a wine glassful or a little,, more of fairly good sherry will transform it, as if by magic, into excellent mock turtle soup. Almost RLY soup is improved by the audition of extract of meat, whether it be thick or thin. Hare soup, again, when in a tin, of course requires port wine instead of sherry. Mulligatawny soup is wonderfully improved by the addition of a little curry paste, such as Captain White's.- Cassell's Cookery. BEAUTY AND COSTLINESS. A great philosopher once justly observed that there is not in England any wide-spread national love of beauty what is often mistaken for it, he declared, is a taste for costliness. One of the best evidences of this is shewn us in the case of jewellery. For the grt uter part of the time that the International Exhibi. t ion of 1862 was open the Koh-i-noor diamond was on view there, guarded by an iron railing and a posse of policemen, and it was daily visited by thousands of persons, who passed in single file before it. After a time, however, the diamond was withdrawn, and a paste fac-simile was substituted in its place. The public wa-i not informed of the change, and the policemen still stood 011 euard as usual. The conse- quence was that visitors continued to go into the customary ecstasIes Oh, how beautiful!" "Oik how Icvely "What a wonderful sparkle ati, so on for ever, over a mere common paste imitati n, worth at most a few shillings. The people who uttered these high panegyrics would certainly not have bestowed them if they had not believed them- selves to be actually inspecting the genuine diamond. What was admired was not really beauty, but simply costliness. And the same thing is shewn every day in all our art-galleries and exhibitions and collections. Tell us what we ough: tv I' admire," ptople say every year at the Academy "Tell us what we ought to wear," they say every season to the dressmaker and the milliner. Some men measure beauty of scenery by a foot-rule. They say "This must be a beautiful cataract, because It is 8 many yards high, and precipitates every minute over the brink of its falls so many pounds or tons of water." Other people measure beauty or art of handicraft by a similar method. They say, "This must be a beautiful picture, or house, or decoration^ because it was bought and sold at the price of so many pounds sterling." Instead of that, what they ought to say is iyierely this "I like such and sucn a picture or ^statue because it pleases my sense of beauty." Until they bej;in to admire thingf of their own accord and for their own beauty, not merely for fashion or costliness, there can be no genuine revival of taste here or anywhere. Lo, e of beauty means au inward sense of form and colour and fitness and proportion; love of costliness is a much simpler and easier matter, involving no pains, or comparison, or study, but readily measured by. well-known standard. Till Family Herald. BREAD PUDDING.—Thinly butter thin slices of stale bread, spread with jam, jelly, or preserve, or better still, sprinkle thickly with nicely washed currants; place in layers in baking dish, having top layer of the I plainly buttered bread. Pour over all a custard made of one pint milk, three eggs, pinch of salt and sugar to ¡ taste; soak for an hour or two, add more milk if necessary and bake in moderate oven two hours or I lintil custard is set. I
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PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE BODRISGJILT I FRIENDLY SOCIETY. A. DOCTOR'S DISPUTE. CASE DISMISSED. At Yetrad police-court on Monday (before Mr J tia8 Williams, Stipendiary Magistrate), Danie- „.ja aopeared aa defendant. Mr Beddoe ap ed for complainant, and Mr Plewa for the /]««+ Mr Beddoe said the complainant liveB Hnnse in which Dr. Makuna resides. In Rule «\L-idea that a foil member shall be entitled to TlftV Joseph Lewin 6aid in November SSke met with an injury. Dr. Maknna.attended V Afterwards notioe was sent to him from defendant stating that he was not entitled to sick Sy. in consequence of not being attended by a officer, according to the RuleB ot the « 10 According to Kula 40 it was provided Some y. 3hoald be made and none amended H«red except at a meeting specially called for ™ rnoEe. His client *>ad not received any ?-Po of a Proposed alteration and, therefore, the cSld »ot b, bMtog o» Mm.-Jo»ph onii;ar said he and his wife live in the ljewiQ; McknDa. He was a member of the iSrWltBenefit Society. He became a member i %Ahrn»rv 1885. He did not attend any meetings f fL Snrietv. He had an accideut on 24th Covera- ll rAIr Plews here put in the registered rules.] Sj'wa. atL« by Dr. Mak^a. He Mot, a f v,ia having met with aD accident by hia SicT Visitor. The notice was returned S Irds he received a letter. He was un- able^o follow his employment for a fortnight. He frorQ the Society for the two weeks, claims receive any notice from the Society of He did not receive aj 8enfc notice bffreceived the new rule before the letter ined in November he was cm,u\e. • TWlrin^allt when he had the accident. Dr. Hakuna i? September, u ♦ +v>o sumnions out in this case. Dr. TJ\ «. ie not connected with any works in the liakun c\nb is connected with the ool\L-OUrHe°nevev -attended any meetings of the h "aHe 8Sd xe the workmen attended the meeting. He lJaw Rule IX requires that a certificate mu.t be signed by a medical man connected with so.,e works m the neighbourhood.-—By The Bench, according to the Statute once a rule is registered ifinding continued: Did ^caae._Hi6 Worship What want to go on witn tne r Z t ♦ « rlo with the case:—JJr Plews: To has u Oaestion between witness and the Hhow it w not a qnesiwu „,r;fo n- ssisisssA z:s at the works. The most not.cealue rouoe he k»d aesu wai "There will be no woik to-morrow. 1 l au<y b ter ) He did not notice any notice about the meeting His Worship said bee,, given as us'L,l he rule was in Plews: Toat was so, and there were 60 members present That was so, and tnera wc at the meeting.—Re-examined: He had never slu anv notice about the Society at tr.e colliery. had never seen it.-Dr. Maknna was sworn but no criestion was asked him. The witness said h« hoped he might make a few remarks as Mr Plews had been making very disgusting remarks, lie was informed by the Stipendiary that he cnul i v.o not m the case.—Daniel Edwards called by Mr Beddoe, said he had been the secretary of the society for about three vears He kept a minute book. The committee meetings £ e held at the colliery office, but general meetings at the Bark lun. He read minutes or a meeting held in April, 1883, directing the meeting to be held at the Sandy^Bank and notice tc.be sent to all members not working at the colliery. ihe notice was put up at the pit and ID the lamp loom Wiitte' notices wt-re sent to seventy members not working at the colliery. He put them up hve days he fore the meeting, He could swear they were up three clear days before the ™etim< The notice rt..)uested every member to attend as there were important matters to be considered respecting air rations of the rules. There is no. doctor ap- posed by the society.—Mr Beadoesaia c0"' pluinant had no copy of the rules. By Rule .340 be m.'ufained that notice ought to be sent to every Could it he said due f a mall piece of paper at the pit and the lamp ro„m. A man may jje from 1 wau^o go to Parliament for powe^-thev^astsend that notice must be given to every TT,>ho Kale 2 provides that if the society determines to reiiiove the registered office notice must be giveii to each member seven clear days before the; consider such removal. He would re e ia Fisher's Digest, in which A was ieiuovtd from the oiEce of the society and B was appointed, but 0 bad not received notice and, therefore, t e ac 1 of the committee was invalid.—His Worship a&v the societv is confined entirely to those at L colliery. The complainant joined in Febiuary. In Apiil notices were put at the works o a raee ° to alter the rules. The notices were given B usual Complainant had as good opportunity as any ct the others to see the notices. The meeting was held, and it appeared that the rule was unanimously agreed to be altered. Then the amended rule was aent to be registered and having been registered is binding on the members. It was bine .n0 ou com- plain ant. He has failed to compl> vru e and the case is dismissed. Mr Beddoe gets the costs for the first day, when an adjournment was made, and Mr Plews for to-day.